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Trending: Inexperience led to Dembele injury

Ernesto Valverde has said the injury that has sidelined Ousmane Dembele for the next four months could have been partially caused by inexperience.

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2hAdriana Garcia

Dembele injury not down to pitch - Getafe

Getafe president Angel Torres has rejected claims from some Barcelona players that the pitch contributed to Ousmane Dembele's serious injury.

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3hDermot Corrigan

Do Real Madrid need to sign a No. 9?

Questions about Real Madrid's specialist goal scoring strength in depth have been raised. But is Borja Mayoral enough to see them through?

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4hDermot Corrigan

Rueda: Vinicius humble ahead of Real move

Flamengo coach Reinaldo Rueda says Vinicius Junior has reacted well to his status as a future Real Madrid player, remaining humble and eager to learn.

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6hGraham Hunter

Valverde must aim to match Zidane level

The Barca boss has a great deal to do in order to close the gap between him and his Madrid counterpart and, frankly, has a bigger job on his hands.

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15hESPN staff

Hiring Valverde not a mistake - Barca chief

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has praised Ernesto Valverde, adding the club "didn't make a mistake" in hiring him to succeed Luis Enrique.

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Valverde: Dembele injury partly down to inexperience (1:03)
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17hSam Marsden

Door open for Deulofeu to seize starting spot

Gerard Deulofeu has seemingly had chance after chance at Barcelona and with Ousmane Dembele now out long-term, gets his latest starting vs. Eibar.

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Carvajal eyes Real Madrid captaincy (0:23)
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20hAdriana Garcia

Carvajal inks new deal, eyes Real captaincy

Dani Carvajal says he would be "delighted" to be Real Madrid captain in the future after signing a two-year contract extension on Monday.

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21hSam Marsden

Valverde: Dembele inexperience led to tear

Dembele, 20, flew to Helsinki on Monday to be operated on by specialist doctor Sakari Orava after rupturing a tendon in the 2-1 win over Getafe.

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Zidane delighted to see Bale score (0:24)
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1dAdriana Garcia

Real Madrid equal Santos' world-record run

Real Madrid equalled the world record of scoring in consecutive matches - set at 73 by Brazilian club Santos in 1963 - when Borja Mayoral netted.

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Concern for Barca after Dembele injury? (2:39)
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Is Borja Mayoral Real's next Asensio? (2:48)
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2dDermot Corrigan

Goalscorer Bale 'not at his best' - Zidane

Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale admitted to "ups and downs" after scoring in a 3-1 win against Real Sociedad and was happy with the three points.

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2dMatt McGinn

Mayoral on the mark as Real win in Sociedad

Borja Mayoral notched his first official goal for Real and Gareth Bale shone as Zinedine Zidane's side grabbed an impressive win at Sociedad.

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Bale scores as Real Madrid top Sociedad (0:48)